Lana Del Rey Responds To Backlash Over Controversial Comments Regarding Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé

Lana Del Rey has shared another response to the controversy generated by one of her recent Instagram posts. In her original post (which can be viewed here), Del Rey appeared to call out female artists Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, who “have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, fucking, cheating etc”.

Del Rey’s comments caught backlash on Instagram, with some suggesting that Del Rey appeared to be criticizing women of color. Del Rey responded to her fans’ criticisms on her original post, saying that she wrote that “when I said people who look like me – I meant the people who don’t look strong or necessarily smart, or like they’re in control etc. It’s about advocating for a more delicate personality, not for white woman – thanks for the Karen comments tho. V helpful.”

Del Rey then shared a second response to her original Instagram post, with the caption, “A couple of final notes on my ‘controversial post’ that’s not controversial at all. I’m sorry that the folks who I can only assume are super trump/pence supporters or hyper liberals or flip-flopping headline grabbing critics can’t read and want to make it a race war, when in fact the issue was with *female critics and *female alternative artists. In truth making it about race says so much more about you than it does about me.”

Lana Del Rey Shares Second Response to Controversial Post


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